Rohit Sharma is playing well in the ongoing tour of England. He always looked in control while batting in the middle despite his teammates often seem to be in trouble against moving balls.
In the second innings of the Leeds Test, Rohit Sharma set his eyes in early and played his shots at every given opportunity. His white-ball batting style was on display on day three at Headingley.
Rohit played an upper-cut to Ollie Robinson in the 16th over of the Indian innings. The ball sailed over the third-man boundary for a maximum.
Indian commentators Sanjay Manjrekar and Sunil Gavaskar were in full praises of him after playing this shot.
“That’s the Rohit Sharma we know,” said Manjrekar.
“Yes, that’s the white-ball Rohit Sharma. Did it quite deliberately, jumped up with the bounce and it was a safe shot,” added Gavaskar.
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Reminder: Rohit can hit SIXES without pulling as well!! 🙌🏽
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Unlike every other Indian batsman on this tour, Rohit Sharma has been in full control while playing the ball outside his off stump. He worked on his batting technique for this Test series and the results were visible to everyone.
However, he developed a different pattern of getting out. Rohit has been dismissed several times in his Test career while going for his favourite pull shot. It occurred in the first innings of this Test as well but he shrugged off this habit of his in the second essay.
Rohit is currently batting in the middle and has notched up his half-century. Cheteshwar Pujara is batting along with him and has looked in touch for the first time in this series.
Earlier, Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah removed England’s remaining wickets and concluded their innings for 432. India were behind by 354 runs when they came out to bat for the second time in this Test.
KL Rahul negotiated the early spell but fell at the stroke of the lunch to Craig Overton. Jonny Bairstow took a sensational one-handed catch at the second slip and gave England their first breakthrough.